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Volume lI.Number 43;
County ; Raises, 135,774
More Bushels Than
Cattle In County lias
Doubled' During Past
An increase of 135,774 bushels in
production of corn in 1934 over the
fccrop report for 1929 is shown for
this county by, the preliminary re
port for the 1935 farm census re
leased this week by Director William
L. Austin, Bureau of the Census, De
partment of Commerce-
Perquimans County harvested 17,
127 acres and 869,855 bushels of corn
in 1934 as compared with 18,814
acres and 224,081 bushels five years
previous. Acreage of hay increased
over this five year period from 5,741
igs..Qft -fann8 in 1934 numbered
as compared with 14,963 in
30. ' Cattle more than doubled dur-
the past,, five years, increasing
m 1,395 to 2,964. Cows and heif-
two years, old and over increased
907 to 1,654 Other livestock,
enumerated in 1935 were 1,766 mules,
431 horses and 1,428 sheep.
The number of farms reported in
1935 totaled. 1,192, a decrease of 30
since 1930 and the total land in
farms decreased during this period
from 91,083 to 84,963 acres. The
average value of land and buildings
per farm declined . from $8,629 to
$2,401, and the average size from
'74.5 to 71.3 acres.
Final figures for Perquimans
County : are to be presented in a
State bulletin for North Carolina. A
small charge is made for the State
bulletins, which may be secured from
the superintendent of documents,
Government Printing Office, Wash
ington, D. C
Many Attend Funeral
Of Hugh Peele White
I U from
Hugh Peele White, a prominent
Perquimans resident, died at his
home at Belvidere Saturday after
noon, October 10, at 6:30 o'clock, af-
Jter a long illness. A large crowd of
sorrowing friends attended the fun
eral services wTiich were conducted
at Piney Woods Friends Church on
"v Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock by
the Rev. M. O. Stephenson, of the
Methodist Church, assisted by Mrs.
Elizabeth ..White, pastor of the Up
River Friends Church, Whiteston.
Miss Elizabeth White of Tyner
sang "The Home of the Soul" and a
quartette composed of Jesse Asbell,
John Jolliff , Miss Manola Jolliff and
Miss Wilma Jolliff, sang "Sometime
Well Understand." Burial took
piace in tne lamuy cemetery near
The active pallbearers were Frank
Babb, Ivor, Va.; William Henry
Walston. and Durant ' Walston,,, of
Hickory, Va.; Walton White, of
Washington, N. C; Lindley Conner,
of Rich Square and Roscoe White, of
The honorary pallbearers, who in
' eluded among others Mn White's
- Sunday School teacher and the mem
bers of his class, were Curtiss Chap
pell, Carroll Ward, T. R. Ward; J. P.
Perry, of Hertford, William C. Chap
pell, F. C. White, Tom Jordan, Dr.
C. A. Davenport of Hertford Dr. I.
li. Ward of Elizabeth City, Vellum
r Winslow, Linwood Winslow, Edwin
White, linwood Chappell, E. L. Chap1-.
1 pell, C. T. ' Rogerson, Nereus Chap
pell, Archie Layden wayland White,
- " Dr. E. S. White, W.T; Smith; J. M.
"' Copeland, W. M, Hollowell of Ho.bbs
'' -'ville. Freeland Copeland, , Clarence
" ' Chappell - J. " Emmett Winslow of
' Hertford and Julian Chappell
W f Among the many beautifulfloral
., " offerings were-those from his Sunday
School v class, from : the 'Parint
- Teacher ; Association ; and from the
- 10-A and 8-A grades of the Perquinu
1 ' ans High School,, where, the two
'ft young daughters of the deceased are
. Mr. White, who' was. bom January
10, 1889, was the 'son, of late
Charles uenry and liartna wej
, White of Perquimans County. Public-spirited
and civic-minded, in his
straightforward and nrrrr-t n"K he
rs honored and loved -by- til who
knew him. An energetic and pros
perous farmer, ke J '?Ttnstratad''
v live interest in. aIT"tla badness trans-
Jlr. White received V
r 1 t
- at the Eclv' '-rs
Cu"jri C" i
Hertfordr Perquimans County North
BUSHELS QUARTERLY MEET
Miss Florence Cox Will
Be Special Speaker to
GOOD PROGR AM
Matters of Interest to
Home Making Will
Miss Florence Cox, home demon
stration agent of Hertford County,
will be the special speaker on the
program of the quarterly meeting of
the Perquimans County Home Eco
nomics Association which will con
vene in Hertford on Saturday.
A larger attendance than ever is
expected at this meeting on Satur
day, which is always attended by
women from all sections of the
county who are interested in matters
pertaining to home making and house
keeping. A number of new clubs to supple
ment the clubs already in operation
in the county have been organized by
Miss Gladys Hamrick, the new home
demonstration agent of Perquimans,
and it is the aim of the officers of the
association to have present just as
many women from all over the coun
ty as possible.
Mrs. M. T. Griffin of Bethel, presi
dent, will preside and conduct the
business session, after - which the
ladies of the Belvidere club will
have charge of the devotional exer
cises. Mrs. Griffin will make the
address of welcome, and the re-r
sponse will be made by Mrs. W. E.
Dail, of the Durants Neck Club.
Miss Florence Cox will discuss the
aims of home demonstration work
and tell something of the history of
the movement and the progress made
recently. , ,
A sneciaLfeatun of the meeting
will be community singing, under the
direction of Miss Kate M. Blanch-
ard of Hertford.
All women who are interested in
their homes are invited to be pres
ent Each woman will brine- lunch.
which will be served buffet style at
the close of the business and the
The meeting will be held at the
Joint Hostesses To
Mrs. R. M. Riddick and Mrs. Louis
Nachman were joint hostesses, at the
home of the former, to the members
of the Minnie Wilson Missionary So
ciety of the Hertford Methodist
Church, at their regular meeting on
Special features of the program in
cluded a talk by Mrs. D. S. Dempsey,
and two songs by Mrs. Charles E.
Johnson, of the Baptist Missionary
After the program a social hour
followed, when dainty refreshments
The members present included
Masdames' Charles Whedbee, R! M.
Fowler, T. J. Nixon. Jr.. J. G. Rober-
son, R. L. Spivey, Tim Brinn, Rosser
urinn, jfi. w. Lordley, B. G. Koonce,
T. B." Sumner, W. W. Cruze, W. W.
Trueblood, Jake White, and H. C.
Mrs. Spivey Hostess
To Her Bridge Club
Mrs. M. M. Spivey was hostess to
the members of her Bridge Club at
her home in Durant's Neck on Wed
nesday afternoon, - . vi-
- Two- tables were arranged and
those playing included Mesdame, J.
W. Jackson, J. A..-Sawyer, E..4 1L
Perry H, L. Spivey, Jr, William
Divers, Jr., M. M. 'vey.'Missaura
WodJ Goodman, and Mrs. J. G. JRob
erson, of Hertford. . -tr
' Mrs. E. VL' Perry was the winner
of high score with Mrs. J. W. Jack
son winninar second hitrh score. - - I J
, pie hostess served delicious fruit
puncn, eaice, ana mints. , "
county for a short time. 1 . '
"lie. was a member of Piney Woods
rriendp:Church' and until his declin
ing health sometime: ago was faith
ful and loyaLi Even when he could
not attend the -services he always
showed keen intercut. . J
Besides hfs widow, who : was Miss
Uli r:iie,lla!?ord, of Ivor, Va., he
tcvc4 i o sansr.xers, (jatnenne ana
D fo'r sisters, Mrs. B.- F.
r , f I-Va.; Trs. D. B. Wals
t . f! " Vii IZzt Ece P.
1935 Red Cross Poster
Invites Your Membership
FEW FARMERS GET
Law Requires All Power-Operated
Machines to Be Licensed By
Register of Deeds
Only a few of the farmers of Per
quimans have secured the necessary
license for operating power-driven
threshing machines, including peanut
pickers, according to J. W. Ward,
Register of Deeds, who issues the li
cense. Legislation passed at the last ses
sion of the General Assembly pro
vides that all power-operated thresh
ing machines must have a 1935 li
cense and that a record book for
acres and bushels threshed for each
farm must be kept. These threshing
machines includes combines and
"own" farm operators.
The fee for the license is 50 cents
this year and is collected by the Reg
ister of Deeds from the operator.
Last year this expense was met by
The purpose of the license and the
record is to secure accurate records
of farm produce for use of the State
Soya bean pickers are not included
in the machines which must have a
license. The grain enumerated is
wheat, oats, rye, barley and peanuts.
In Perquimans there is probably no
barley grown. There are oats, rye
and wheat scattered throughout the
county, but the main threshing ma
chine is the peanut picker, as. peanuts
is one of the principal crops of the
Perquimans Girl On
WTAR Radio Program
Miss Martha Elizabeth Jordan, tal
ented young musician of Hertford,
who is taking a secretarial course at
the Norfolk Business College, took
part in an amateur program ; broad'
case over, wxajk ' radio . station on
Monday night A number of inter
ested, Hertford folks were delighted
to 'hear Martha Elizabeth's voice!
The song she sung was "I Am Going-
to Sit Right Down; and Write Myself
a Letter.. . v
little Mollie Oakev
m TtTiifw:" Vt. "
i 1 1U V 1UI OCSTiei JtevCXIouired tovpay a certain1 sum for the
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Mollie the six-year-old .' daughter
of Mr. andlj. Mra,. Walter HJOakey,
Jr., -is Bick with an "attack of , scarlet
fever, V ". -. v, , .
1 The little girl, ' who has been at
tending Hertford Grammar' School
thi fall, Aad not: been'exposed to any
other, case of . the disease so far as
anybody knows,' as this i v the only
case of scarlet fever which has occur
red in Perquimans- for a long' time:
" The little girl's condition is stead
ily, improving but the quarantine-will
not be gifted until November 9. ,. ,
RELATIVE WRECK VICTIM
,,. 3 1.
-Wendell Rogers,' of Ahoskie, . who
was killed fa'ti t';i:r.ct2e t:c!J.it
on Uonday r;t, wis a ne;.ew of
Hrs. T. a E! !.;rJ, cf KertTord.
.TVrWI) HP Itf-rtwydtv a
Carolina, Friday, October
TALKIE PICTURE AT
Interesting Film Depicts Work and
Accomplishments of the Duke
The public is invited to witness
"The TrV of the Circuit Rider," a
sound motion picture produced by
Pathe News for the Trustees of the
Duke Endowment, to be shown at the
Winfall Methodist Church on Thurs
day night, October 31, at 8:00 o'clock.
No admission fee is charged.
The picture is accompanied by ap
propriate music, opening with "The
Bells of St. Mary's" and closing with
"I Love to Tell the Story," played on
the Duke University Carillon by An
ton Brees of the Bok Tower.
The Circuit Rider portrays the in
fluence of the early church on the
solution of our pressing social prob
lems of today and shows the origin
and the work of the Duke Endow
ment for orphanages, hospitals, rural
churches and universities.
"The Trail of the Circuit Rider" is
said to be authentic, every scene
from real life in the Carolinas.
Seven Offenders Face
Judge Oakey Tuesday
Seven cases were disposed of in
Recorder's Court on Tuesday. The
charge of drunk and disorderly
against Roy Lilly was dismissed up
on payment of the court cost.
Clarence Burnette, colored, charged
with possessing liquor for the pur
pose of sale, was found not guilty.
Theodore Sikes, colored, was con
victed of selling liquor and sentenced
to three months on the roads.
Charlie Morgan, colored, charged
with speeding, was dismissed upon
payment of the court costs.
Eula Thach was charged with par
ticipating in an affray and of re
sisting an officer. She was found
guilty, fined $5 and-taxed with half
of the court costs. Enoch Brick
house, tried jointly with Eula, charg
ed with participating in an affray,
was required to pay the other half of
C. R. Satterfield, convicted of
speeding, was ' taxed with the costs
Willie Bonner, . colored, tried for
bastardy, was round gi
bastardy, was found guilty and re-
limuatenanea- of his child.
Rural Mail Carrier
E. McM. Newby has been appointed
temporaryv rural carrier on Route
Three, to fill the unexpired term of
W.' H. Jenkini, who left last week to
take over his ..new Job of postoffice
Inspector at J Kansas City, Mo. Mr.
Newby began his new duties last
week.- - ot-n
Mr. and , Mrs. W. F. Morgan, of
Winfall, announce: i the f marriage of
their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth, i t
Mr. H. C Byrd, M Durham. The
marriage took place at South Mills
on Saturday, October 19. - ,.'
xm ! pWruTTiw a xtcs nnrrKmrxr
Judge W. C. Harris of
Raleigh Will Preside
First Term of Court
Held In County Since
Judge W- C. Harris of Raleigh
will preside at the October term of
Perquimans Superior Court which
will convene in Hertford on Monday.
This term of court, which is for the
trial of both criminal and civil cases,
is the first term of court to be held
in Perquimans since April.
Two of the state cases which ap
pear on the docket will probably not
be tried, due to the fact that the de
fendants will not appear. One, Red
Ryan, colored, charged with assault
with a deadly weapon with intent to
kill in connection with a shooting
scrape, escaped some weeks ago from
the Perquimans County jail.
C. A. Jordan, colored, better known
in Perquimans as "Dr. Buzzard,"
charged with obtaining under false
pretense, who was serving a term on
the roads and who was to have been
brought back for trial in this case,
made his escape on Monday of this
week from the Williamston prison
Charlie Brown, colored, charged
with larceny, who failed to appear at
the last term of court when two of
his alleged accomplices in the theft
of a quantity of meat( from the)
smokehouse, of Joseph Winslow, Bag
ley Swamp farmer, last winter, were
convicted, and who has been held in
jail since May, will be tried at this
Among the matters to go before
the grand jury is that of Mathew
Banks, a colored youth who is ac
cused of the criminal assault of an
eight-year-old white girl of the New
Hope section of the county. Banks
has been held in jail for several
Appeal in the case of State against
W. E. Spruill, convicted in Record-
er's Court of the charge of driving
while drunk, has been withdrawn, and
Mr. Spruill is serving a term of sev
en days in jail. Judge Walter H.
Oakey, Jr., who sentenced Mr. Spruill
to a term of 60 days in jail in addi
tion to imposing a fine of $50 and,
taxing him with the court costs, am!
also revoking his driving license foi
a period of 12 months, agreed to sus
pend the balance of the road sen
tence if the defendant would serve
seven days in jail.
Cases coming up on appeal from
the Recorder's Court include the fol
lowing: John Ivey colored, convicted of the
charge of the illegal transportation
D. Wesley Morgan, convicted of
passing a worthless check.
Melvin Colson, convicted of reck
Leroy Spruill, colored, convicted of
larceny and receiving.
Thurman Madre, convicted of driv
ing with improper lights and witl
A. S. Armstrong, convicted of driv
ing while drunk.
Earl Felton, colored, convicted o
The civil calendar includes the fol
Wednesday, October 30 Mary Fel
ton vs. Sylvester Felton; J. A. Harris
vs. Aline Harris; Mary Trueblood vs.
Irvin Trueblood; J. C. Blanchard vs.
I. C. Layden et als; Ephriam Arm
strong vs. S. Hobowsky et als; J. C.
Blanchard et als vs. J. B. Basnight
(protested by defendant); J. C.
Blanchard et als vs. W. L. Wood
protested by defendant); Mary Fel
ton vs. Benjamin Felton.
Thursday, October 31 Lydia G.
Whedbee vs. J. F. Winslow; Eugene
Overton vs. Florine Overton Wm. C.
Chappell vs. Ernest Chappell; First
& Citizens National Bank vs. J. S.
Trueblood; Grant Brick Works vs.
Hertford Hardware Company; F. C.
Cuthrell vs. Geo. W. Gregory et als;
Everlean Skinner vs. Booker T. Fel
ton; Sarah E. White vs. Milton Skin
ner; Darden Bros., vs. G. W. Butler
et als; M. R. Winslow vs. Lavinia
Friday, November 1 Hertford
Banking Co. vs. L. N. Hollowell et
als; W. E. Mathews vs. Earle Perry
et als; C O. Fowler vs. N. E. Chap
pell; Growers Peanut Co. vs. T, S.
White et als.
.Divorce eases and motions In any
cause will be heard at the convent
ence of the court. ,
$1.25 Per Year
AAA LOWERS TAX
RATE ON COTTON
FROM 6T0 5.45
Tax Fixed to Be 50 Per
Cent of the Market
IN EFFECT OCT. 21
Lowered From 5 to 4
Cents Per Pound
An important announcement marie
by the AAA this week will affect the
cotton growers or Perquimans.
The AAA has lowered the tax rate
under the Bankhead cotton control
act from 6 cents to 5.45 cents.
This is good news for arrowers who
have to pay the tax, but ia bad news
lor those growers who for one rea
son or another grow less than their
allotment under the Bankhead art.
for the exchange value of surplus
allotment certificates was simultan
eously lowered from 5 cents to 4
cents a pound.
The Bankhead act Drovides that the
tax shall , be approximated 50 ner
cent of the market price of cotton,
the exact amount to be fixed by the
secretary of agriculture from time
The 6-cent fiirure was fixed last
year, and because it was no longer
justified by the present market
prices, southern senators have been
pressing for some time for a reduc
tion of the tax in accordance with
Both chancres become effective as
of October 21.
W. M. U .Circle Meets
With Mrs. H. T. Bond
The Rosa Powell Circle of the W.
M. U. of the Hertford Baptist
Church, met at the home of Mrs. H.
T. Bond on Monday night, with Mrs.
Charles Johnson as leader. The sub
ject of the hour was "Life of tho Six
Mary's of the Bible."
After the program a social hour
was enjoyed when the hostess, assist
ed by Mrs. Ben Wood, served a deli
Those present included Mesdames
E. A. Byrum, George Chappell, Jesse
Campen, Jr., L. F. Congleton, W. T.
Elliott, S. C. Godwin, V. A. Holdren,
Herbert Howell, Charles Johnson, F.
T. Johnson, N. H. Medlin, Tommy
Miller, B. W- Pennington, G. H. Park
er, T. E. Raper, R. A. Sutton, L. B.
Sitterson, R. C. Skinner, Ben Wood,
Allen Perry, and E. W. Mayes.
Rook Club Guests Of
Mrs. G. W. Barbee
Mrs. G. W. Barbee entertained the
members of her Rook Club at herl
home in the country on Friday night.
Those present included Mesdames
Durwood Reed, Cecil Winslow, Julian
White, G. R. Tucker, Howard Pitt,
Charles Skinner, J. L. White, J. T.
White, T. L. Jessup, Henry Clay
Stokes, Thurman White, Grady Mor
gan, J. E. Morris, Jimmie Jernigan,
of Suffolk, Va., Herman Jenkins, and
Archie Lane, and Misses Elizabeth
and Hilda Knowles.
A salad course, was served.
Mrs. Herman Jenkins, who left the
following day for Rustberg, Va.,
where she will spend the winter, was
presented with a guest prize.
FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FOR
SAMUEL E. HURDLE SATURDAY
Samuel E. Hurdle, 63, prominent
farmer of Parkville Township, Per
quimans County, died at his home in
"Hurdletown" on Friday morning,
October 11, 1935. Mr. Hurdle was a
great sufferer. Two years ago he
suffered a stroke of paralysis and
since that time had never been well.
He recovered somewhat, being able
to walk short distances and to talk a
little. He seemed resigned to his
condition, never complaining. He
was a member of the J. O. U. A. M.,
Large crowds of sorrowing friends
and relatives attended 'the funeral
services,1 which were held at the
home on Saturday afternoon, with
Rev. Wray Smith conducting the: ser
vice.' Burial took place in the family
Mr. Hurdle was a true friend and
Surviving him are his wife, Mrs.
Carrie Griffin Hurdle," six children,
Charlie, Qulnton, and Dfathan'Hurdle,
of Winfall; Mrs. J. D. Umphlette, of
Norfolk, Va.; Mrs. O.- D. Ferrell, J
of Winfall; and Mrs. E. Lv Jennings,
of Elisabeth City,- Route -fc-'r Nine
grandchildren and three brothers also
anrviv. - . ' ' , ,' -1 -